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National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. A special health authority created in 1999—at which time it was called National Institute for Clinical Excellence—in England and Wales to promote the highest quality of treatment and technology in the NHS, as well as the cost-effectiveness of its services. NICE co-ordinates the National Collaborating Centres from whom it commissions the development of clinical practice guidelines, gives advice on best clinical practice to the NHS and produces and disseminates clinical guidelines.

NICE provides national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health to those commissioning NHS services (health authorities and primary care trusts), as well as to patients and their carers. NICE covers individual health technologies (e.g., medicines, medical devices, etc.), diagnostic techniques, procedures and clinical management of specific conditions. It sets national standards to improve the quality and consistency of NHS services in England and Wales.

NICE merged in 2005 with the Health Development Agency and is now officially the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (but still known as NICE).

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A colloquial acronym for a technique used to reduce the stress of new situations, which should be viewed as being New, Interesting and Challenging Experiences, rather than with FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt).


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Acronym for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. This is a Government body tasked with the duty of determining the best forms of medical treatment. NICE was set up in April 1999 and is a part of the National Health Service. Its function is to provide patients, health professionals and the general public with reliable guidance on current best medical practice.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

; NICE UK government-supported independent body; it defines national standards of clinical performance and quality measures, and formulates evidence-based guidelines on NHS clinical interventions

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Q. Are there any nice activities for adults with autism? I've been helping a very nice man of 45 of years old and I'm looking for some new things I can do with him in our time together. any ideas?

A. Autistic people react wonderfully with animals. for instance- i saw a group of severe Autistic teenagers going to swim with dolphins. the effect was amazing! taking him to the zoo, or even to the park to feed ducks, pet dogs, whatever.. could have a great effect on him.
hope i helped!
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His output becomes a kind of pantheon of gravitas--or, in its use of vernacular text, antigravitas made vital by the intensity of Gallo's scribbles and his disinterest in pictorial nicety.
The distinction in German between Architektur and Baukunst is more than a linguistic nicety, and by the beginning of the last century offered a neat piece of shorthand for discriminating between emerging responses to the radical changes in construction brought by industrialization.
Nevertheless, the book is rich in historical nicety culled from (generally) scholarly sources, and the avid fan of cultural folklore and the role of fraternal societies will experience it as a tough but rewarding nut to crack.
He believed the Germans had stolen his ideas--the V-2 looked like a pumped-up version of a 1930s Goddard design--and angrily accused them of intellectual property theft, as if this nicety would be observed by anyone during war.
Word on the Heath is that Cumani has his filly's preparation timed to a nicety and even though her price has shortened following the Queen's Logic scare she is still the one I'd want to be on.
In our culture, hospitality is a nicety, like tea and cakes, quaint and cute but otherwise irrelevant.
Mr Blair's visit, once a diplomatic and Commonwealth nicety, has taken on added significance as the two rivals square up over the disputed territory of Kashmir.
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Osborne swept away the timid conventions and niceties of the English stage; there was no room for timidity or nicety after he had come upon the scene.